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Following the hike in the pump price of petrol, commercial s3x workers in Onitsha, Anambra State, under the aegis of Self-Made Women of Substance, have threatened they would Commence on an indefinite strike if the Federal government refused to retrace its steps.
According to the ladies of the night,they are protesting the sudden increment in the pump price of petrol and an increase in electricity tariffs in the country.
Speaking on the protest, one of the prostitue Uto Nwamyi who said she a patron explained that Covid 19 caused bad business for them, she insisted that they are still grappling with its effect before the sudden price hike.
“The issue of Coronavirus started in March this year, and lasted for four months. Throughout the period, our members went out of business; no patronage of any kind; none of our members was able to meet up with personal needs,” Uto Nwanyi lamented.
“When we were yet to recover from the Coronavirus, the Federal Government came up with their pump price increment. Electricity companies also came up with tariff hike. This led to increase in house rent, transportation and general cost of living. The situation bites us more than it affects any other group in Nigeria. Therefore, we are of the opinion that the situation be reversed within seven days,” she said.
A colleague of Uto Nwanyi, Phina threatened that they would Commence nationwide strike, if the Federal Government fails to heed to their appeals.
“If that is not done, we shall mobilise our members for indefinite strike from October 1. If our strike fails to achieve its purpose, we shall go back to work, and increase service charge to as much as 200 per cent. After COVID-19, we reduced our service charge to N1,500 for short-time and N5,000 for day break, but with this development, we shall also review our service charge.” she added.